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Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds Two Entries to Its Sanctions List

On 23 February 2020, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da'esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities approved the addition of the entries specified below to its ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 2368 (2017), and adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

B. Entities and other groups

QDe.162 Name: ISLAMIC STATE WEST AFRICA PROVINCE (ISWAP)

A.k.a.: a) Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant � West Africa (ISIL-WA) b) Islamic State of Iraq and Syria � West Africa (ISIS-WA) c) Islamic State of Iraq and Syria West Africa Province (ISISWAP) d) Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant � West Africa F.k.a.: na Address: na Listed on: 23 February 2020 Other information: Associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115)). Formed in March 2015 by Abubakar Shekau (QDi.322). Splinter group of Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'Awati Wal-Jihad (Boko Haram) (QDe.138). Committed terrorist attacks in Nigeria. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Entities

QDe.163 Name: ISLAMIC STATE IN THE GREATER SAHARA (ISGS)

A.k.a.: a) Islamic State in Iraq and Syria � Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS) b) Islamic State of Iraq and Syria � Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS) c) Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant � Greater Sahara (ISIL-GS) d) Islamic State of the Greater Sahel e) ISIS in the Greater Sahel f) ISIS in the Greater Sahara g) ISIS in the Islamic Sahel F.k.a.: na Address: na Listed on: 23 February 2020 Other information: Formed in May 2015 by Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui (QDi.415). Associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115)). Splinter group of Al-Mourabitoun (QDe.141). Committed terrorist attacks in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Entities

In accordance with paragraph 55 of resolution 2368 (2017), the Committee has made accessible on its website the narrative summaries of reasons for listing of the above names, at the following URL: www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list/summaries.

The ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List is updated regularly on the basis of relevant information provided by Member States and international and regional organizations. An updated List is accessible on the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee's website at the following URL: www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list.

The United Nations Security Council Consolidated List is also updated following all changes made to the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List. An updated version of the Consolidated List is accessible via the following URL: www.un.org/securitycouncil/content/un-sc-consolidated-list.

Source: United Nations

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